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    New Chief District Court Judge carries on kaupapa of change

    The innovative practices of Māori focused courts can provide better examples of court practice and transformative change. That’s the view of Heemi Taumaunu, the first Māori to be appointed as Chief District Court Judge.

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    'Hōkai Rangi wont reduce Māori numbers in prisons'- former inmate

    A former inmate see's The Hōkai Rangi Māori strategy as a form of rebranding stale and failed policies and wont do anything to reduce the number of Māori in prisons.  

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    Hōkai Rangi- designed to lower Māori incarceration and reoffending

    The move towards lowering the proportion of Māori in Corrections care to match the Māori share of the general population took another positive step today. Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis launched Hōkai Rangi designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment. The minister says the biggest change Hōkai Rangi brings is the idea that we are now going to treat the person - and not just their crime. 

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    Sir Graham Lowe- Corrections first patron

    Sir Graham Lowe is a Kiwi Rugby League icon who has trained the best in the business.  Now he is the first patron to be named for a graduating cohort of 65 new corrections officers.  

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    $133m to break Māori re-offending and imprisonment cycle

    A total of $133 million will focus on breaking the cycle of Māori re-offending and imprisonment, with an added Whānau Ora approach to reduce Māori prison numbers. A further $131 million will be spent to lift outcomes for people who interact with the justice system.      

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    Govt spends $98m on kaupapa Māori approach to tackle reoffending

    The $98 million investment into kaupapa Māori and whānau-centered initiatives are expected to help break the cycle of Māori reoffending and imprisonment.  

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    Inmates unjustly treated by corrections staff

    A veteran prison social worker supports an inmate's claim he has been unjustly treated by Corrections staff.

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    The right to vote from behind bars

    An urgent inquiry into the rights of prisoners to vote is underway in Wellington.  A former prisoner and now advocate recalls being in jail during the 2014 election.  At the time she couldn't understand why voting privileges were taken away from New Zealand prisoners. 

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    Corrections apologises for Māori nationalist group comments

    The Department of Corrections has apologised for minutes recorded in a forum almost two years ago naming Māori nationalist groups alongside Islamic extremists and other far-right and violent political groups as a threat to public safety.

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